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ppa (Prospect Park Association) board of directors

The PPA board consists of 16 directors. 14 directors are elected for 2-year positions in staggered terms (7 in even-numbered, and 7 in odd-numbered years) as well as 2 directors appointed annually (one from the business community and one who is a university student). Any adult resident, property owner, business owner, or business lessee in Prospect Park is eligible to run for an elected position.

All PPA meetings are open to the public.


Join Us!

2022 PPA Virtual Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

Monday, May 9th, 2022, 6:30-8pm. RSVP to get Zoom Link HERE.
Meet the Board of Directors Candidates. Each candidate is invited to give a brief introduction. (Nominations for write-in candidates will be accepted during the meeting.)

See PPA Board candidates for the 2022 Annual Election here! Each candidate was given the same questions to answer about their experience and interest in the PPA Board of Directors. There are seven candidates for seven available two-year board seats and one candidate for one available one-year seat. Anyone who lives or works in the Prospect Park neighborhood is eligible to vote online at the Annual Meeting on May 9th. The online voting ballot will be open May 9–May 16, 2022 at 4:00pm.

Online Voting Ballot here: https://forms.gle/WX66T9Uy2xkdHpT29

Ballots will be accepted starting Monday May 9th at the close of the Annual Meeting through May 16, 2022, 4PM.

If you have any questions please contact PPA staff, Liza Davitch.

Background:

As announced last fall, PPA moved board member elections to May in order to take advantage of the first city-wide neighborhood organization election made available by Neighborhood Community Relations (NCR). Participating in the city-wide election date will bring greater attention to our neighborhood board election, giving more neighbors the opportunity to participate as candidates and voters. The City of Minneapolis will help promote neighborhood organization board member elections held on the city-wide date. 

PPA board member terms conform to the city-wide neighborhood elections in May of each year beginning in 2022 and coordinated by the City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Community Relations (NCR) department.
We are excited to partner with NCR for the PPA Annual Board Election. At the June, 2021 Board/Community meeting the PPA Board unanimously passed a resolution, reviewed by PPA's legal counsel, to move our regular Board of Directors election to May from September in order to participate in NCR’s city-wide election date. NCR will provide their resources to publicize each neighborhood's election. This will help PPA reach more Prospect Park residents and ensure greater community engagement! Click here to view the approved resolution.


BYLAWS

PPA Bylaws amended and restated as of January 27, 2020 (current).

PPA Bylaws amended and restated as of December 10, 2018.

PPA Bylaws approved as of June 27, 2016.

(For comparison, see previous PPERRIA Bylaws, 1980-2016.)

View the 2016-2017 PPA Annual Work Plan.

Lists of PPA / PPERRIA MEMBERS of the Board of directors

Note: 40 members constituted the PPA Board of Directors until September, 2016;
in the 2016-17 year: 27 members; 2017-present: 16 members.
* designates board officers.

2016 - 2022


    All PPA meetings are open to the public.

    PPA Board of Directors, 2021-2022  (*Board Officer)
    Directors Term expiring 2022
    1. David Frank* (Secretary)
    2. Susan Larson-Fleming* (Treasurer)
    3. Britt Howell* (Vice President)
    4. Eric Amel* (President)
    5. John Wicks
    6. Mary Britton
    7. Jerry Stein
    Directors Term expiring 2023
    1. Jenna Hoge
    2. Ben Tuthill
    3. Laura Preus
    4. Amy Kaminsky
    5. Lynn Von Korff
    6. Joseph Ring
    7. Reed Coffin

    Student Representative (U of M) Seat: Simone Hendrix
    Business Representative Seat: Jeff Barnhart


    PPA Board of Directors, 2019-2021  (*Board Officer)
    Directors 2019-2021 Term
    1. David Frank
    2. Susan Larson-Fleming
    3. Britt Howell* (Vice President)
    4. Eric Amel* (President)
    5. Bob Roscoe
    6. John Wicks
    7. Becca Cowin
    Directors 2018-2020 Term
    1. Will Watkins
    2. Sammie Messina
    3. Laura Preus* (Secretary)
    4. Amy Kaminsky
    5. Lynn Von Korff* (Treasurer)
    6. Joseph Ring
    7. Devan Blanchard

    Student Representative (U of M) Seat: TBD
    Business Representative Seat: Jeff Barnhart


    PPA Board of Directors, 2018-2019
    Directors 2018-2020 Term
    1. Lydia McAnerney
    2. Joleen Emery
    3. Laura Preus
    4. Noel Gordon Jr.
    5. Lynn Von Korff
    6. Joseph Ring
    7. Devan Blanchard
    8. Student Seat (TBA)

    Directors 2017-2019 Term
    1. Will Watkins (replacing Vince Netz who resigned)
    2. Eric Amel
    3. Claire Haskell
    4. Robert Roscoe
    5. Jeff Barnhart (business seat)
    6. John Wicks
    7. Susan Larson-Fleming
    8. Dick Kain
    PPA Board of Directors, 2017-2018
    Directors 2017-2019 term
    1. Vince Netz
    2. Eric Amel
    3. Claire Haskell
    4. Robert Roscoe
    5. Jeff Barnhart (business seat)
    6. John Wicks
    7. Susan Larson-Fleming
    8. Dick Kain
    Directors 2016-2018 term
    1. Phil Anderson
    2. Jonathan Schuster (student rep)
    3. John Cushing
    4. Del Hampton
    5. Lydia McAnerney
    6. Serifina Scheel
    7. John Kari
    8. Isabelle Wattenberg
    PPA Board of Directors, 2016-2017
    Directors 2016-2018 term
    1. Phil Anderson
    2. Viswa Challa (student rep)
    3. John Cushing
    4. Del Hampton
    5. Lydia McAnerney
    6. Sarah Nassif
    7. Reed Polakowski
    8. Serifina Scheel
    Directors 2015-2017 term
    1. Richard Adams
    2. Eric Amel
    3. Judy Britton
    4. Tony & Greta Garmers
    5. Dick Gilyard
    6. Ken Hampton
    7. Tamara Johnson
    8. Martha Joy
    9. Dick Kain
    10. John Kari
    11. Eric Lueneburg
    12. Vince Netz
    13. John Orrison
    14. Dick Poppele
    15. Peggy Rejto
    16. Evan Roberts
    17. Robert Roscoe
    18. John Wicks
    19. Ladan Yusef

Board lists 2002-2015